BC Literary Calendar

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  • Thu
    16
    Mar
    2017
    Thu
    31
    Aug
    2017
    Remote

    Lennox magazine is seeking submissions of all kinds! Regardless if you have been published or not we want to see your work. Lennox magazine is a Canadian magazine looking to bring together people from all walks of life to celebrate literature and the arts.

    www.lennoxthemagazine.com

  • Fri
    31
    Mar
    2017
    Sun
    02
    Apr
    2017
    12-6Delta Burnaby Hotel, 4331 Dominion Street Burnaby

    The Creative Ink Festival is a weekend long event for writers and readers of all levels and genres. Our Author Guests of Honour are Aurora Award-winning author Eileen Kernaghan and award-winning author Ken Scholes. The weekend includes workshops, presentations, panels, blue pencil critiques, pitch session, kaffeeklatches with our GoHs, readings and a dealer room. Come meet like-minded people, network, shop for great goodies, learn to improve your craft and get inspired.
    http://www.creativeinkfestival.com

  • Wed
    05
    Apr
    2017
    7-9 PMDarwin’s Cafe, Tofino Botanical Gardens, 1084 Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino,

    C_V2 - Colour of Pride - 12x18 - 10pt 2In July of 1967, while attending the University of Windsor, David Floody watched from the Canadian shores of the Detroit River as the fires of racial hatred consumed the Motor City in a five-day riot. The Detroit he knew so well - where he saw Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Diana Ross and The Supremes, watched the play of the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers - was wreathed in a pall black smoke whipped into  whirlwinds by Huey helicopter gunships above the sounds of machine gun fire and the sirens of fire engines and emergency vehicles. It was the most disturbing five days of his life and inspired The Colour of Pride.

    Storyline: A year after the 1967 Detroit race riot, white Canadian teen ballplayer, Frank Phelan, befriends and defends black teen ballplayer, Ellie Fitzgerald, from a racist bully and mounting prejudice at the 1968 World Series, while both strive get the autograph of their baseball idol, Al Kaline.
    Availability: The novel is available as paperback and ebook from Amazon and Amazon Kindle. More details are available from David Floody’s Facebook page and from his twitter feed @defloody. His new website will be launched at the same time at www.davidfloody.com.
    David is indebted to the Federation of BC Writers for their support.  250 725 1220.
  • Fri
    07
    Apr
    2017
    Sun
    09
    Apr
    2017
    Shatford Centre, Penticton BC

    Join us in beautiful Penticton! Our conference offers workshops, panel discussions, entertainment, blue pencil sessions and more. Chat with our stellar presenters (representing a broad range of experience in various aspects of the publishing industry) over meals—five included with registration. Only 100 seats available; register soon.

    www.facebook.com/OKWritersFest01/
    okanaganvalleywritersfestival.com

  • Thu
    27
    Apr
    2017
    Sat
    29
    Apr
    2017
    AnyNanaimo, BC

    blue pencil nanaimo poster April 2017

  • Sun
    30
    Apr
    2017
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PMFirefighters Hall, 6515 Bonsor Ave, Burnaby, BC, Canada

    The BC Association of Travel Writers (BCATW) is pleased to present its 2017 Symposium, themed Luxury Travel - Writing in Style. The conference will explore the super-charged travel industry sector of 'Luxury’. BCATW 2017 will be held April 30, 2017 at the Firefighters Hall in Burnaby and is open to both BCATW members and non-member writers.

    The symposium will include a panel of lifestyle editors who will also engage in speed dating-style pitching sessions. There will also be breakout sessions on the topics of pitching, technology, and social media. The day includes a photo contest, Twitter contest, and drawings of numerous travel-related door prizes. The program runs from 11am to 5pm. Registration begins at 10am. Your ticket includes coffee and muffins in the morning, a full lunch buffet, and coffee and snacks in the afternoon.

    Following the event, we’ll go downstairs to party in the Firefighter’s Pub.

    http://bcatw.org/bcatw-2017-symposium-luxury-travel/

  • Fri
    19
    May
    2017
    Sun
    21
    May
    2017
    7:00 PM - 2:30 PMPRESTIGE HOTEL ,SALMON ARM BC

    14 GREAT PRESENTERS, PATRICK TAYLOR/GAIL ANDERSONDARGATZ/JACQUEILINE GUEST/ SHERI-D WILSON/ MYRNA KOSTASH/THERESA KISHKAN/CEA SUNRISE PERSON/ANNA COMFORT O'KEEFFE/HALLI LILBURN/& MORE24

    24 WORKSHOPS. READINGS @ CAFE LIT ON 19TH. BANQUET & ENTERTAINMENT BY PRESENTERS 20TH, SPEED MEET PRESENTERS, 20TH CONVERSATION WITH JOHN VAILLANT 21ST. COOL PRIZE DRAW FOR EARLY REGISTRATIONS. GREAT PRICE! WE EVEN FEED YOU LUNCH BREAKFAST. SORRY, YOU HAVE TO BUY THE BANQUET, THOUGH. 🙁

    www.wordonthelakewritersfestival.com

  • Fri
    19
    May
    2017
    Sun
    21
    May
    2017
    7:00PM - 2:30PMPRESTIGE HOTEL, SALMON ARM BC

    14 GREAT PRESENTERS, PATRICK TAYLOR/GAIL ANDERSONDARGATZ/JACQUEILINE GUEST/ SHERI-D WILSON/ MYRNA KOSTASH/THERESA KISHKAN/CEASUNRISE PERSON/ANNA COMFORT O'KEEFFE/HALLI LILBURN/& MORE.

    24 WORKSHOPS.
    READINGS @ CAFE LIT ON 19TH.
    BANQUET & ENTERTAINMENT BY PRESENTERS 20TH,
    SPEED MEET PRESENTERS, 20TH
    CONVERSATION WITH JOHN VAILLANT 21ST.
    COOL PRIZE DRAW FOR EARLY REGISTRATIONS.
    GREAT PRICE!
    WE EVEN FEED YOU LUNCH BREAKFAST. SORRY YOU HAVE TO BUY THE BANQUET
    THOUGH. 🙁

    www.wordonthelakewritersfestival.com

  • Fri
    16
    Jun
    2017
    Sat
    17
    Jun
    2017
    Knox Hall, New Denver, BC

    The 2017 Convergence Writers' Weekend in New Denver, B.C. will feature talks and workshops by B.C. writer Gary Geddes and Alberta author Carolyn Pogue. This year\'s theme is \"We will not be separated,\" how writing can unify a community. Registration deadline 1 June; for feedback on writing by Geddes, deadline is May 19. Registration: $45 plus GST.

    http://widespot.ca/convergence-writers-weekend/

  • Fri
    23
    Jun
    2017
    Mon
    03
    Jul
    2017
    La Romita School of Art, Terni, Umbria, Italy

    In this ten-day poetry writing retreat you will be inspired in structured writing sessions through the poems of master poets and
    other creative prompts to write unexpected poems that stretch you as a writer. And what better place to be stretched than Italy – its
    sights, sounds, smells and tastes - which you will discover through our many out trips from our home base - La Romita School of Art.

    Open to writers of all levels of experience this retreat will take care to maintain a constructive balance between facilitated writing
    sessions, lots of quiet times for writing and our out trips to some of the remarkable places near and far-near from La Romita including,
    Rome, Assisi, Perugia, Spoleto and some of the many towns that dot the hilltops of Umbria, each with their own special features and
    histories.
    Facilitator Profile

    Richard Osler lives in Duncan, on Vancouver Island, Canada, where he
    leads more than 100 poetry writing workshops/retreats a year as a
    poetry facilitator at an addiction recovery centre and in other
    locations with writers in Canada and the U.S. Since November 2010 he
    has written a poetry blog (recoveringwords.com) on average twice a
    month.


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